“I heard the song ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ on the radio, and the line “From TV’s Lassie / To Monroe’s chassis” leapt out at me,” says Robert James Clarke. The famed pet painter’s list of subjects includes the canine friends of Kate Moss, Fergie, and Meatloaf, among others. His most recent collection of works, inspired by the aforementioned lyrics, brings together dogs and some of their owners, painted nude or semi-naked. “I wanted to paint nudes because there is an intimacy between the dog and the female form,” Clarke says. “There is a sense of scale of movement that makes for interesting subject matter.” The series, entitled Hooray for Hollywood (of course!) is on show at McAllister Thomas Fine Art Gallery in Surrey, England during September.
All artwork by Robert James Clarke
Hooray for Hollywood
McAllister Thomas Fine Art Gallery
8th—19th September 2017
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